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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (103 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

[aphorist] W. C. Fields, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (165 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

[aphorist] Martin H. Fischer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (357 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

[aphorist] F. Scott Fitzgerald, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (122 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

[aphorist] R. I. Fitzhenry, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (10 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

[aphorist] Paul Fix, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (9 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

[aphorist] Malcolm S. Forbes, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (220 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (308 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (259 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

[aphorist] Anatole France, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

[aphorist] The Earl of Chesterfield, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

[aphorist] Bob Edwards, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (177 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before God we are all equally wise -- and equally foolish.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (189 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (318 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A fool must now and then be right by chance.

[aphorist] William Cowper, Conversation, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is the evolution of the mind.

[aphorist] Alison Crocker, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (731 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.

[aphorist] Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (732 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

[aphorist] Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (642 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.

[aphorist] Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (16 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you never change your mind, why have one?

[aphorist] Edward De Bono, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.

[aphorist] W. Edwards Deming, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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